The Gerontologist, Vol 31, Issue 3 364-370, Copyright © 1991 by The Gerontological Society of America
Improving elderly recall with bimodal presentation: a natural experiment of discharge planning
Messiah College, Grantham, PA 17027.
This study's goal was to better explain memory and its decline in a natural
setting to improve social work practice among the elderly. The effect that
bimodal (verbal and visual) presentation of information has on delayed
incidental recall was compared with unimodal (verbal only) presentation. A
significant increase occurred in overall recall and verbatim recall. Gist
recall improved, but not significantly.